If your pet is always itching, licking their paws, chewing on their coat or scratching their ears, there’s a good chance they have skin allergies. Skin allergies can be caused by a variety of different things—to alleviate your pet of their itching, you must first figure out the cause.

Start by looking for fleas. If you suspect a flea infestation, wash all fabrics in your home and vacuum everywhere thoroughly. We also highly encourage all of our clients to administer flea medication to their pets throughout the entire year.

If your pet is already on flea preventative, consider other options. At Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital, we offer CYTOPOINT, which is an innovative new therapy that can help control itching at its source for 1­–2 months with just one injection.

Treatments will vary depending on the cause of the allergies, but we will work with you and your pet to come up with a viable solution. For more information on these therapies, please contact us at (719) 528-5689 or request an appointment online.